Yasmeen Hassan

Anchor/Producer 6:30 News

"I'm honored to be able tell people's stories and be a part of this community."

She grew up all over the East Coast, but went to school in Tucson at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). After graduating, Yasmeen moved to Phoenix to work in television, producing and reporting for Good Morning Arizona. She is excited about meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking in everything that the Tri-Cities area has to offer. Yasmeen says the best part of her job is connecting to the community everyday.   YasmeenH@kvewtv.com @YasmeenKAPPKVEW https://www.facebook.com/YasmeenNews

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Yakama Tribe to Sue Over Hanford Cleanup

Yakama Nation Logo

The Yakama Tribal Council says it will sue the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency over plans to clean up Hanford's 300 Area.
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Panel Finds Problem with Hanford Vapors

Hanford Site

A new report concludes that the U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site.
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AAA: Average Price of Gasoline in Washington $3.20

Gas Prices

Gasoline prices have dropped below $3 a gallon at some stations in Washington.
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Last Day to Mail Election Ballots in Oregon

Election Ballot Box Graphic

The Oregon secretary of state's office says Thursday is the last day for residents to put their ballots in the mail if they want them to arrive in time for Tuesday's election.
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AAA: Average Price of Gasoline in Oregon $3.17

Gas Prices

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.17.
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Washington Launches Health Exchange for Businesses

Washington Healthplanfinder

Washington small businesses that want to offer health insurance to their employees can use a new marketplace just opened in the state.
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China to Buy Washington Apples Again

Apples

  After a two-year market closure, China will once again buy Washington apples. After a two-year market closure, China will once again buy Washington apples.  
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Inmate Escapes from Geiger Corrections Center

inmate escape

Law enforcement officers are looking for a man who escaped from the Geiger Corrections Center outside Spokane.
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1 in 5 Oregonians Have Returned Ballots

Voting

One in five Oregonians has returned a ballot with one week left before the Nov. 4 deadline.
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Washington Unemployment Rate 5.7%

Jobs Report

Washington state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7 percent last month.
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Ben. Co. Reaches $750,000 for Inmate Death

benton county jail

Benton County will pay $750,000 to the family of a 29-year-old inmate who had seizures while in custody later dying at the hospital in 2012.
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Voters' Pamphlet Mailed to 3.2M Washington Homes

Vote Buttons

  Washington residents can expect to start seeing the state general election voters' pamphlet in the mailbox. Washington residents can expect to start seeing the state general election voters' pamphlet in the mailbox.  
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Idaho Same-Sex Couples Can Begin Marrying On October 15

Gay Marriage

  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho's stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho's stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday.  
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EWU Sets Record Enrollment

EWU

Eastern Washington University says its fall enrollment has set a record for the sixth consecutive year. 
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State to Receive Settlement Over Phone Charges

AT&T

Washington state will receive more than $807,000 under a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC over unauthorized phone charges.
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Manhunt Shuts Down Oregon Town

manhunt

The little Eastern Oregon town of Seneca is shut down and cut off from the outside world as police search for a gunman.
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Hanford Watchdog Group Criticizes Deal

Hanford double-shell tank AY-102

  A Hanford watchdog group is complaining that a new deal allows a nuclear waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out. A Hanford watchdog group is complaining that a new deal allows a nuclear waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out.  
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More Charter Schools Likely to Get Approval

Charter Schools

Washington's statewide charter schools commission appears poised to approve two more proposals for charter schools to open in the state in 2015.
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Owners Looking to Improve The Gorge

The Gorge

On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheater becomes the largest community in rural Grant County in central Washington.
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Body Found Near Leavenworth Identified

A body found by hunters 15 miles north of Leavenworth has been identified as a Utah man, 26-year-old Yannick Chancey Periou of St. George.
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